At many neighborhood bars, one day it's bottom's up, and the next day its lease is up.
A permanent last call is the fate a sizable portion of these bars have been facing for years. So far this year, U.S. neighborhood bars are closing at a rate of more than six per day, according to data from market research firm Nielsen, which tracked the state of the market as of Labor Day.
The trend suggests a confluence of factors both cultural and economic. Cain's Tavern, a former bar in the north Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, is one establishment that met its fate in August after a proposed rent hike that co-owner Stevie Cain described as a "huge blow."